Online Course exploring the Irish Mythology stories one of Ireland's most famous and infamous Heroes. From difficult birth, to boyhood deeds, to heroic feats and tragic end we will explore the tales of Cú Chulainn, with Dagda Bard and Priest, Jon O'Sullivan (An Scéalaí Beag).
At the core of the Ulster cycle of Irish lore we find one of its most epic and globally recognized sagas, The Táin Bó Cúailnge, or Cattle Raid of Cooley. Amidst this conflict of provinces across the island of Ireland, we find a character upon whom fate seems to have placed a heavy burden, the Hero known as Cú Chulainn. Yet as we explore these tales we may find that there is more to this champion of warriors than first appears and may discover whether it was the design of fate, or the will of men that drove him towards his end.
This course will be delving into the lore of the Ulster cycle, its sources and its stories in search of the boy who would become Legend. We will chase out the tales that defined the youth and set him upon his path and we will then touch on the dangers portrayed by revering a Hero without knowing the full story. Everything is not as it seems!
This Teaching is suitable for beginners, as well as
those with more experience in this area, or in other traditions. You do
not have to be dedicated to or working with any Irish Gods, Guides, or
Guardians to take this class.
WHAT DO YOU GET WHEN YOU ENROLL THIS COURSE?
Your Course access enrollment below includes access to:
- -- Presentation & Resource Slides
- -- Class Video
- -- Class Audio
- -- Q&A Session (recorded during live class)
You will get the unique perspective of a native Irish bard, who studies the lore of Ireland and retells those tales for a modern audience, keeping to the core values and traditions and integrating them in his own Pagan practices and Right Relationship with the Old Gods of Ireland.
This is a completely self-paced online course.
When you are enrolled, join in live if possible, and get the recorded files after for repeated or further study and reference. You decide when you start and when you finish.
When you enroll in this class, you are receiving lifetime access (with a full 30 day money back guarantee).
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Having little to no knowledge of the Irish pantheon of male deities, I felt that I stepped into a wonderful level of intimate experience and cultural background in a matter of a few paragraphs. From the warm and personable start to the mapping of the mythos landscape then to the examples of interlinking the Dagda to my own life journey, this is a rewarding turn down my own "path less taken." Thanks much!
Charmaine Whitney - The Dagda - Hearth Hero & Domestic Deity
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Loved receiving this class from Jon! His approachable manner makes the lecture portion easy to take in and understand, and the content, including the resources he points learners to, will keep on giving. I'm queer and transmasculine, and so it's really important for me to learn about deities in the Irish tradition who present us with alternative models of masculinity. Thank you Jon and the IPS for bringing us this class!
The Dagda - Hearth Hero & Domestic Deity
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